Pregnancy, PMS, stress or what? The 7 main reasons you have food cravings

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Oh, you want that piece of chocolate and milk right here, right now! In the middle of the night, or right after dinner, or just after you woke up. Sound familiar?

This is a food craving and it is very common among women. Food cravings may last only about 3-5 minutes.

Food cravings actually have many underlying reasons, so check out which one is yours.

  1. They are caused by the regions of the brain that are responsible for memory, pleasure, and reward.

  2. An imbalance of hormones, such as leptin and serotonin, can also cause food cravings

  3. Emotions may also be involved in producing a food craving

  4. Your body may crave certain foods because it lacks certain nutrients.

  5. Premenstrual syndrome is a whole pack of various unpleasant sensations and changes you go through every month before your period is about to come. It happens because of the fluctuations in your hormones and often includes an intense desire for a specific food too.

  6. Pregnancy is often accompanied by especially strong cravings. This may be due to hormonal changes that can disrupt taste and smell receptors.

  7. Psychological reasons, such as eating your stress. If you are experiencing a lot of stress at work or at home, your desire to eat may be for comfort.

  8. Lack of sleep or disruption of your sleep patterns.

It can also be a genetic issue. Yes, scientists are investigating different cases to prove that DNA influences your cravings too.

Anyway, we hope you that your cravings pass as soon as possible, so that you feel better and more comfortable. Keep logging your how you feel daily with the MIA app to learn more about the peculiarities of your body.

 


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